The British Dal Festival is an initiative of the British Edible Pulses Association (BEPA).

British Edible Pulse Association (BEPA) is the trade association representing the processors and users of British-produced pulse (mainly combining peas and field beans) crops. BEPA’s key objectives are to liaise with UK government and other national and international associations, & encourage the consumption of home-produced pulses by promoting their value as healthy, high-protein and high-fibre foods, and to liaise with crop scientists and plant breeders.The BEPA Pulse Promotion Group’s aim is to continue the work done in 2016 during the UN Year of the Pulse to promote pulses and their benefits to the public.